Q    How do I tell when I’m under spiritual attack?

A    There’s one sure way to discern when you’re under spiritual attack – and that’s by knowing your opponent! 

Throughout Scripture, we are given many descriptions of Satan, which clearly show that his desire is for lovers of God to detach their allegiance from God and attach it to him instead – so prepare for battle! “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).

Q    I often find myself wrestling with doubt. How do I defeat it?

A    Difficult times raise difficult questions and often bring forth a season of doubting. When my father was brutally murdered many years ago, I was left with lots of troubling questions. Why him? Why now? Why this tragedy for a family who loves the Lord?

When doubts like these assail you, you must remember that the primary objective of Satan is to persuade you that you can’t trust God. That’s when you need to fight back with promises and truths of Scripture, so that with the Psalmist you can cry out to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust”  (Psalm 91:2).